Sublime actions. Note on the Transfigurative Photography

Author/s Carlo Riggi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 7 P. 134-140 File size 150 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSP2022-002008
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Transfigurative Photography is a new artistic movement that associ-ates photography with dreams and investigates its potential in the ser-vice of memory and thought. Since the first rock engravings, art was born as a therapeutic need to relieve the mind from an overload of raw stimula. Photography is an act of disappearance, the movement of the shutter make a raw stimulus disappear to turn it into a different sym-bolic content. Sublimation, in a transfigurative meaning is not enslaved to a moral prohibition, it does not consist in silence a drive, inhibit or beautify it, instead it consists in replacing it with a more socially acceptable representation. It is about the possibility to reinforce the paraexcitatory barrier helping the individual to integrate his emotions and manage anxiety. The article ends with a tribute to the great japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, who used photography to fully live the last moments of life of his wife and the grief for her loss.

Keywords: Transfigurative Photography, sublimation, memory, dream.

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Carlo Riggi, Sublimi azioni. Nota sulla Fotografia Transfigurativa in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 2/2022, pp 134-140, DOI: 10.3280/PSP2022-002008